Characterization Practice 1

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Characterization Practice 1
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Jake is Cassie's older brother. One day they are walking home from school when a cold front rolls in and the temperature drops 20 degrees. Jake is dressed more appropriately for the weather than Cassie. He takes off his hooded sweatshirt and offers it to her. She gratefully accepts. Jake is now colder, but he is happier.
Which trait best describes Jake based on the text?
Motivated
Playful
Considerate
Obnoxious
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Craig is a football player training over the summer for next season. The coach demands that all players come in at 6:00 AM and lift weights until 8:00 AM, when practice begins. Craig gets there at 5:00 AM to begin his training.
Which trait best describes Craig based on the text?
Irresponsible
Dedicated
Obedient
Unconcerned
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Anna volunteered to help Kylie clean her house. When Anna washed the mirrors, Kylie asked her if she used paper towels instead of newspapers. When Anna admitted that she had, Kylie asked her to redo them. Then, while Anna was sweeping, Kylie corrected her on her technique. "Don't just push the dirt around, Anna. SWEEP it," Kylie told Anna.
Which trait best describes Anna based on the text?
Appreciative
Tactful
Bossy
Easy-going
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Corey came back from the bathroom and noticed that her rainbow pencil was missing. She looked around the room and saw that Beth was using a rainbow pencil. Corey started crying uncontrollably and ran out of the room.
Which trait best describes Corey based on the text?
Sensitive
Indifferent
Stoic
Confrontational
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Kelvin found a wallet on the ground. He opened up the wallet and saw an old woman's ID card. Kelvin removed the ID from the wallet, walked to the woman's house, and returned the wallet to her.
Which trait best describes Kelvin based on the text?
Devious
Honorable
Shrewd
Mischievous
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Jonathan invited a bunch of friends over to his house. He then talked to them for hours about all the trophies that he had won, his rare comic book collection, and how much money his dad makes. His friends did not enjoy their time at Jonathan's.
Which trait best describes Jonathan based on the text?
Gracious
Boastful
Malicious
Attentive
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Rocky's cousin brought him to a party. Rocky didn't know anyone at the party. Shortly after getting there, Rocky's cousin disappeared. Rocky made a lot of new friends at this party and had a great time.
Which trait best describes Rocky based on the text?
Outgoing
Disagreeable
Aloof
Introverted
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The teacher asked Khadija what the answer was to the problem on the board. Khadija looked away for a moment and then put her head down on her desk. After the teacher moved on to someone else, Khadija whispered to her friend that the answer was 26. Khadija was right.
Which trait best describes Khadija based on the text?
Confident
Unintelligent
Timid
Lively
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After Mark's mechanical pencil ran out of lead, he asked Pete, who sat next to him, if he could borrow a pencil. Pete yelled, "No, Mark. If you didn't come prepared, why is that my fault? Bring TWO pencils to class! You can't have one of mine or you'll never learn your lesson."
Which trait best describes Pete based on the text?
Tactful
Understanding
Irate
Easygoing
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Scott doesn't talk much, but five girls in our homeroom class are currently competing for his attention. This is nothing new. Girls have liked Scott for as long as I can remember.
Which trait best describes Scott based on the text?
Opinionated
Homely
Slovenly
Handsome
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